PhD, MBus, GradCertAcadPrac (QUT), BNurs (NTU), GCertNurs (RPAH), FHEA, MAICD
Member and representative on the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation Board
Appointed: 18 May 2018
Current term: 18 May 2019 to 17 May 2021
Associate Professor Kim Johnston teaches at QUT Business School, and researches in the areas of community and stakeholder engagement, social impact, and communication. She originally trained as a Registered Nurse at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and worked in Sydney and Darwin in general surgical wards before moving into marketing and communication roles at News Limited, Nine Network, and for the Alcohol and Other Drugs program in NT Health Services.
She moved to Queensland in 1997, working in the Queensland Health’s capital works hospital redevelopment program, and later as the communication manager at The Prince Charles Hospital. She joined QUT in 2002 as a full time academic, completing her PhD in strategic communication and organisational culture in 2011. Since this time, Kim has been awarded more than $1.3 million in competitive engagement related research grants across government, private, and non-profit sectors.
She has also published more than 65 peer reviewed articles, conference papers, and book chapters. She is lead editor of the Handbook of Communication Engagement (Wiley, 2018) and is on the editorial boards of Public Relations Review, Corporate Communication International Journal, and the Public Relations Society of America Journal. She also holds a Masters of Business (Communication), a Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, a Bachelor of Nursing, and a General Certificate of Nursing.